Week of May 7-May 11, 2018
New Unit: Treasure Island
Unit goal:Students read a combination of literary and informational texts to answer the questions:
What are different types of treasure? Who hunts for treasure and how? Why do people
search for treasure? Students also discuss their personal treasures. Students work to
understand what people are willing to do to get treasure and how different types of treasure
have been found, lost, cursed, and stolen over time.
Text Use: Describe characters’ changing motivations in a story, read and apply nonfiction
research to fictional stories, identify connections of ideas or events in a text.
TEXT FOCUS: These chapters introduce the reader to important characters: Jim Hawkins, Dr. Livesey, and the Captain. The
focus of these chapters should be on how Robert Louis Stevenson is able to create a good opening to not only capture the
readers’ imagination but also begin building elements of plot.
We will be using the state guide book that uses chapter books to teach the state standards and skills required of 3rd graders